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Skyrunner National Series Returning to the USA

14 Jun, 2018


The Skyrunner National Series returns to the United States after a two-year hiatus. The series will be managed by experienced race director Rob Goyen and his team. The team includes Chris Douglas of Presidio Sports Management providing logistic and operations support and digital marketing staff based in Houston Texas.

“I’m overjoyed to be taking on the management for the new Skyrunner National Series” says Goyen. “I was part of the series several years ago as a race director and am looking forward to working with some of the best race directors in the country to inspire athletes to take on some of the toughest trail races in the US.”

In 2018, the Skyrunner USA Series with offer 5 events. Each event will offer qualifying points for the 2018 Series Championship and overall ultra-distance winners will get an invite to the MIGU Run International Championship race. Each race will offer Vertical Kilometer, Mid-distance and ultra-distance events. The 2018 events are listed below:

June 15-17Broken Arrow Sky Race, 52k-26K-VK, Squaw Valley, California

July 28Audi Power of 4 Trail Run, 50k-25k, Aspen, Colorado

Aug 31-Sept 2The Rut, 50k-28K-VK, Bozeman, Montana

October 13Indian Creek Fifties, 55k-15M, Sedalia, Colorado

Nov 9-11Franklin Mountains Trail Run, 50k-27k-VK, El Paso, Texas

“We created the Broken Arrow Skyrace in the vein of the classic European Skyraces like Transvulcania, Glen Coe and Tromso. We felt there was a tremendous opportunity to provide both recreational and elite runners a progressive and compelling experiential race series” says Brendan Madigan, Race Director of the Broken Arrow Skyrace. “While the model wasn’t quite right in the past, we’re complete believers that Rob Goyen, with his proven record of top-shelf trail events and amazing media team, is the best national series director possible. Rob and his team understand that today’s runners want an experience, not just a trail race and his experience will assuredly shine through over the next through years. People, ourselves included, are going to be fired up.”

With the backing of the International Skyrunning Federation, the new National Series will provide robust sponsorship and marketing opportunities for brands and dynamic race experiences for participants. “We will be working closely with sponsors and race directors to create unique activations for series participants that will provide value to everyone associated with these events,” says Chris Douglas of Presidio Sports Management.

Brands and athletes are encouraged to learn more about the race series on its new website www.skyrunningusa.com, follow the series on social media @skyrunningusa and join the strava club at https://www.strava.com/clubs/skyrunningusa.

For more information about The Skyrunner USA Series or to receive a sponsorship deck please contact Chris Douglas at chris@presidiosportsmgmt.com.

ABOUT SKYRUNNING USA: Skyrunner USA is the new National Series of the International Skyrunning Federation. The series will help produce dynamic experiences for athletes across the United States. Using the European model for the race series, we will work with race directors, sponsors and participants to create amazing events. This series will inspire athletes to take on some of the toughest trail running challenges in the United States and experience world-class level events. Learn more about the National Series at www.skyrunningusa.com.

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